Sustainable products initiative

The European Commission's circular economy action plan, published in March 2020, outlined measures aimed at cutting waste in areas like textiles, buildings and electronic equipment, which have so far been unaddressed at the EU level. [Sergey Mironov / Shutterstock]

Under its sustainable products initiative expected on 30 March, the European Commission will, for the first time, aim to ensure that all products placed on the EU market are designed with sustainability objectives in mind.

In this special report, EURACTIV looks at the Commission’s upcoming Sustainable Products Initiative and what it means for businesses and the environment.

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